Good Friday

Psalm text (Ps 31:1+5,11-12,14-15,16+24)

Father, I put my life in your hands.

In you, O Lord, I seek refuge;
do not let me ever be put to shame;
in your righteousness deliver me.
Into your hand I commit my spirit;
you have redeemed me,
O Lord, faithful God.

I am the scorn of all my adversaries,
a horror to my neighbours,
an object of dread to my acquaintances.
Those who see me in the street flee from me.
I have passed out of mind like one who is dead;
I have become like a broken vessel.

But I trust in you, O Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in your hand;
deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors.

Let your face shine upon your servant;
save me in your steadfast love.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for the Lord.

Gospel Verse (Ph 2:8-9)

Christ became obedient for us even to death, dying on the cross. Therefore God raised him on high and gave him a name above all other names.

Psalm text (Ps 31:2+6, 12-13, 15-16, 17+25)

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue me.
Into your hands I commend my spirit;
you will redeem me, O Lord, O faithful God.

For all my foes I am an object of reproach, a laughingstock to my neighbors, a dread to my friends;
they who seeme abroad flee from me.
I am forgotten like the unremembered dead;
I am like a dish that is broken.

But my trust is in you, O Lord.
I say, "You are my God.
In Your hands is my destiny; rescue me
from the clutches of my enemies and persecutors."

Let Your face shine upon Your servant;
save me in Your kindness.
Take courage and be stouthearted,
all you who hope in the Lord.

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Gospel Verse (Phil 2:8-9)

Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name.

The English translation of the Psalm Response(s) and Gospel verse(s) from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.